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“great food, great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack
Ranked #4 of 54 Restaurants in Tybee Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Crab Shack isn't just a restaurant, it's a destination! We seat more than 700 guests and offer both indoor and outdoor dining options. Both dining rooms and our outdoor dining deck offer picturesque views of Chimney Creek. Both the young and young-at-heart will enjoy our interactive, educational "Gator Lagoon" which is home to 78 baby alligators; our aviary which is home to more than a dozen rescued exotic birds, and our "Gift Shack". The Crab Shack offers traditional Low Country fare, including fresh streamed and boiled seafood and slow-cooked BBQ. We also have a kid's menu available with burgers, hot dogs, and pizza. The Crab Shack is and always has been a family owned business, and recently began shipping our entrees in ready-to-be-cooked kits through LoCo To Go. Stop by and experience all we have to offer for yourself!
Ellijay, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“great food, great atmosphere”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a must do before leaving Tybee. Don’t expect to find a slow time because it’s always packed. And make sure to wear island clothes, it’s not one of the fanciest place on the island. However…they do have great seafood and an atmosphere that makes you want to hang out after your meal. The service is great and wait staff is very friendly.
It is also a great place for the kids to see and feed a lot of “swamp creatures”.
The only drawback I ever find is they are kind of pricey even for a vacation island but still worth the visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Yum Yum!”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Absolutely loved this place! Cannot say one bad thing about it. Matter of fact I would come back to Tybee Island just to eat here! Seafood was fresh, plentiful and delicious, all for a reasonable price! It is just as it states a shack but it's a fun place to eat with good food and great service!

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great as usual!”
Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Crab Shack is always on point! The line was so long, but we got up to the hostess & seated in no time. The food is delicious & plentiful. The frozen margaritas are awesome! Love this place!!

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“Beautiful view and great seafood”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our family group of 9 went to the crack shack. The kids weren't that keen on seafood and we had one vegetarian in the group. There was not much to offer the vegetarian but the kids had plenty of choice. We had the Cap'n Sampler Platter for 3, two had the deviled crab and 3 had the personal cheese pizzas and some sides. The personal cheese pizzas were tasty but very small (but for $3 just get two!)
We LOVED the deviled crab dishes and the. Sampler platter was superb - but LOTS of work shelling your own shrimp and crawfish. Quite messy too.
The shack uses styrofoam cups and paper plates and plastic cutlery for everything. They spend money on the food and don't waste it on crockery/cutlery!

The sauces at the table were to die for!

  • Visited July 2014
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“Lover of Shell Fish”
Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Don't come here dressed in you Sunday best. This is truly a shack. A very large shack and my favorite restaurant! There is a place in Baltimore that is a close second.

Be sure to start off with a bowl of crab stew. It is FULL of crab. Next get I always get a sampler. It will have several types of shellfish, potatoes, and corn. This time the shellfish selection included: two types of crab, shrimp, muscles, AND crawfish. I add on a couple deviled crab (their version of a crab cake) and my family gets to work.

I stop here EVERY time I am in the area! If you love she'll fish you will not be disappointed.

FYI: the samplers are large and because I also get crab stew and deviled crabs, I will order a sampler for 2 if I am feeding 3 people. Or a sampler for 3 if I am feeding 4 people. Ect...

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